The main character, a Korean-American high schooler named Lara Jean played by Lana Condor , won over audiences who saw themselves mirrored in her life and mixed heritage. Sales for Yakult , a Japanese yogurt drink, increased after being featured in several scenes, and by Halloween, Twitter was overloaded with images of costumes inspired by Lara Jean. If the streaming service, which selectively releases audience numbers, is to be believed, more than 80 million subscribers caught the rom-com. While navigating the mayhem that ensues and trying to make Josh jealous, she ends up in a fake relationship with Peter, a popular but kindhearted jock. For one, there had been a noticeable lack of successful film rom-coms for years. And it injected new life into the genre with its diverse cast of characters.
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See the full list. Watch our interview. Lara Jean and Peter have just taken their relationship from pretend to officially official when another recipient of one of her old love letters enters the picture.
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Based on Jenny Han 's novel of the same name , it was released by Netflix on August 17, High school junior Lara Jean Covey writes letters to boys she feels an intense passion for before locking the letters away in her closet. Her latest letter is to her childhood friend Josh, who is dating her older sister Margot. When Margot moves to college, she breaks up with Josh.